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date: 12th Dec 2017

tags: Australian Film, Family


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Macauley is a swagman on the road in the 1940s looking for work. He’s a laid back, laconic sort of bloke but when he gets landed with his daughter after his drunken play-girl wife in Adelaide makes him face up to what she believes are his responsibilities, neither he nor his daughter are ready for each other. But in the beginning he’s all she’s got, and at the end, she’s all he’s got.

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Putuparri and the Rainmakers (2015) is an epic film about about courage, family, Aboriginal culture and law as Putuparri Tom Lawford, a Kimberley Wangkajunga man, takes a deeply rewarding journey back to his desert home and traditional lands.

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date: 7th May 2016

tags: Family


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Spend some quality time with your mum this Mother’s Day, and watch a great film from the Beamafilm catalogue such as Advanced Style, Punjabi Love Story, Stories We Tell or Girl Clock.

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Beginning on the 14th of April, the highly anticipated Tribeca Film Festival will run for 11 days, highlighting some of the world’s best upcoming independent features and documentaries.

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date: 5th Feb 2016

tags: Australian Film, Documentary, Family, LGBQI


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Marriage equality has been a prominent issue for worldwide governments in recent times with New Zealand, Ireland and certain states of American leading the way. In Australia however, opposition has centred on the implications this holds for children to have both a mother and a father. “Gayby Baby”, directed by Sydney-born Maya Newell, explores the lives of four families with same sex parents.

>> Watch “Gayby Baby” now.

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date: 28th Jan 2016

tags: Documentary, Family, Film, Humanities, Society


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Winning the Sundance Grand Jury Best Documentary Prize for 2015 “The Wolfpack” is an extraordinary coming of age story that highlights the powerful influence of film. As children, the Angulos brothers were confined to their parents’ apartment in the Lower East Side of New York under the rule of their strict Peruvian father who disapproved of outside influence on his family. Sheltered from society, the boys learned about life from their father’s collection of films.

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date: 14th Dec 2015

tags: Australian Film, Children's, Documentary, Family, Society


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The impact a teacher might have on a student can be life-changing – but are our teachers receiving enough credit? Inspiring Teachers gives credit where credit is due following four unorthodox Australian teachers as they educate students from English to Mathematics and beyond the classroom to their extra-curricular roles as sports coach or club leaders.  The effort and dedication these teachers show to their students is artfully captured alongside student perspectives and what it means to truly inspire someone.
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At a school in Paris, Kindergarten children form a circle around a candle with their teacher, Pascaline, to study philosophy. Taking part in a learning experiment, they discuss universally relevant topics such as love, difference, intelligence, liberty, authority and growing up. During these special sessions there is no judgement; just very young children learning to build a discourse and to think for themselves.
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date: 17th Oct 2015

tags: Biography, Culture, Documentary, Family, Film, Humanities, Sport


Anger Within

20 years on from the most important moment in his career, Jonah Lomu is still global rugby’s first true superstar. Jonah took the world by storm in the 1995 Rugby World Cup semi-final, smashing England with a 4-try steamroll, despite being anaemic, exhausted, and suffering from kidney disease. The most recognisable All Black ever and one of the most iconic rugby players of all time, he went down in history during South Africa’s Rugby World Cup, and still remains the legend of international rugby.


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date: 11th Sep 2014

tags: Drama, Family


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One cold evening in March, Barbu is tearing down the streets 50 kilometres per hour over the speed limit when he knocks down a child. The boy dies shortly after the accident. A prison sentence of between three and fifteen years awaits. High time for his mother, Cornelia, to intervene. A trained architect and member of Romania’s upper class, who graces her bookshelves with unread Herta Müller novels and is fond of flashing her purse full of credit cards, she commences her campaign to save her lethargic, languishing son. Bribes, she hopes, will persuade the witnesses to give false statements. Even the parents of the dead child might be appeased by some cash. 
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